SafeTALK (suicide awareness for everyone)

Suicide is a community concern and prevention starts in the community.  Are you interested in becoming more confident in knowing what to do if someone is feeling vulnerable? The SafeTALK workshop helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world. Open to everyone over 17 yrs.

Date: Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Venue: St Johns, Wanaka

Time: 5.30pm – 8:30pm (supper will be provided)

Cost: $10

Bookings/payments /enquiries: contact Community Networks: 03 443 7799 /

Payment can be made at 73 Brownston St or bank transfer: 03-1739-0059339-00 (please put your last name and ‘Safetalk’ as reference)

Bookings and payments by Friday 7th April.

Training for Not for Profit and community groups

The Otago Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Otago Community Trust and Community Networks Wanaka, will be running two Training for Not for Profit and community groups in Wanaka on the following topics:

  • Stress Resilience (13 March 2017)
  • Communication for Managers and Leaders (8 May 2017)

Please note – Not for Profit organisations, clubs and their members qualify for Not for Profit workshops.

For further information or to register:

Contact: Kim Cox

Phone: 0800 42 49 68 /

Cost: $40 including GST Payment on registration by cash, cheque, or online to #03 0905 0970271 00

March Fundraiser!

Throughout the month of March, Community Networks is fortunate to have some local businesses supporting us through a fun and tasty fundraiser. Thank you to Francesca’s Italian Kitchen WanakaWanaka Speights Ale HouseBig FigBlack Peak Gelato, and Mediterranean Market who are generously supporting us with proceeds from one of their dishes/items going towards the coordination of our Meals on Wheels service and our new Companionship for Older People service. Thanks everyone!

Understanding memory loss and supporting independence

Understanding the early signs of memory loss and supporting independence and quality of life

Donna Watt, Community Support Officer for Alzheimer’s Otago will be speaking in Wanaka on this topic, Thursday 30th March,11am – 12pm. While specifically aimed at supporting Wanaka’s Companionship for Older People service, interested members of the public are welcome to attend. The topics covered will include:

  • Symptoms of concern – and recognising normal signs of ageing
  • Ways to support someone experiencing early signs of dementia or memory loss
  • Ageing well and reducing your risk of dementia

There will be time for questions and discussion. Venue to be confirmed depending on numbers.

Please register for this free talk (by Friday 24th March) by calling Community Networks Wanaka, 03 443 7799 or email